Turnunders and the pos keyword

rendition poem
pos lb pos

Use of the pos keyword to indicate the position of the remainder of a verse line which is printed on the line above or below

The pos keyword is highly specialized: it is only used on an lb element, and indicates the position of the portion of text that follows the line break, relative to the surrounding elements. It is used only for verse line turnunders or list items, where part of an element which cannot fit on the original line is positioned above or below the original line, in the right margin and on the same line as the preceding or following element. In cases of this sort the continued part of the line is often marked by a bracket or other delimiter, to distinguish it from the line whose space it is invading. The pos keyword should not be used for lines which simply wrap normally to a second line.

Examples

Example 1.

This is a bit of very bad verse;
The layout is bad and the rhymes are
Luckily no one famous wrote it   [worse.
Otherwise I’d be afraid to quote it.

<lg>
<l>This is a bit of very bad verse;</l>
<l>The layout is bad and the rhymes are <lb rend="pos(down) pre([)"/>worse.</l>
<l>Luckily no one famous wrote it </l> 
<l>Otherwise I’d be afraid to quote it.</l>
</lg>